15 Dairy-Free Memorial Day Desserts That Will Perfect Your Potluck


From baked goodies to frozen treats, we’ve got the dairy-free memorial day desserts that are sure to impress. All of these sweets just happen to be egg-free and vegan, too. Many are also gluten-free and allergy-friendly for every guest to enjoy!

15 Dairy-Free Memorial Day Desserts That Will Perfect Any Potluck

15 Dairy-Free Memorial Day Desserts

Frosted Strawberry Shortbread Bars

Buttery vegan bars are paired with a unique dairy-free buttercream, and topped with strawberries for a nod to the season.

Strawberry Shortbread Bars - A delicious dairy-free recipe for barbecues, potlucks and more (vegan, too!)

Butterscotch Cupcakes

Forgo those plain old chocolate cupcakes, and surprise guests with these flavorful beauties. They’re rich vegan brown sugar cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and a butterscotch sauce.

Vegan Butterscotch Cupcakes - over the top! Three recipes in one: eggless brown sugar cupcakes, vanilla dairy-free buttercream, and a quick butterscotch sauce.

Chocolate Cream Pie

Make one big pie, or mini pies for a wonderful, single-serve dessert. Either way, no one will guess that they are vegan, allergy-friendly, and even optionally gluten-free.

15 Dairy-Free Memorial Day Desserts That Will Perfect Any Potluck

Rhubarb Strawberry Apple Crisp

Why settle for one fruit when you can enjoy three?! Just make sure you have a pint or two of vanilla dairy-free ice cream on hand for topping!

15 Dairy-Free Memorial Day Desserts That Will Perfect Any Potluck

Salted Caramel Cafe Blondies

Sneaky ice cream infuses these cookie bars with rich, sweet flavor. The recipe also includes nut-free and gluten-free options.

15 Dairy-Free Memorial Day Desserts That Will Perfect Any Potluck

Chocolate SunButter Cup Brownies

You can use dairy-free mini peanut butter cups if you wish. But to keep these allergy-friendly for all, I stuff these little brownie bites with seed butter cups.

Sun Butter Cup Brownies Recipe with 2 Versions! Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free

Banana Split Icebox Cake

This layered dessert is so easy that your kids can make it! But you might want to keep a close eye to ensure they don’t go overboard with the chocolate syrup.

Banana Split Icebox Cake - an easy, no baked, dairy-free dessert recipe with gluten-free & vegan options

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

Pretty, practical, and luxurious sums up this decadent treat. It’s easy to make ahead, looks stunning, and is a sweet, rich experience.

Dairy-Free Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits Recipe - healthy, creamy, indulgent, gluten-free, vegan, and easy!

Mini Frozen Key Lime Tarts

Made in muffin cups, these chill little pies are addictively sweet and tangy.

Dairy-free Key Lime Ice Cream Tartlets Recipes - a prize-winning vegan frozen dessert recipe (gluten-free optional)

S’mores Crispy Treats

Your table of dairy-free Memorial Day desserts wouldn’t be complete without this classic. But you can one up plain rice crispy treats with these graham-infused, chocolate coated goodies. They are gluten-free optional, and allergy-friendly!

Smores Rice Crispy Treats Recipe - dairy-free, gluten-free, optionally vegan and delicious!

PB & J Ice Cream Sandwiches

The homemade peanut butter cookies are naturally vegan and gluten-free. And the whole delicious dessert is drizzled with a dairy-free “magic shell.” Yes, you can make this recipe peanut-free!

PB&J Ice Cream Sandwiches - perfectly peanut butter cookies, dairy-free strarwberry ice cream and magical peanut butter coating (naturally vegan, gluten-free, soy-free)

Rhubarb Ice Cream Cake

This prize-winning cake won over an entire family, four kids and all. It’s made with a grain-free cake base and loads of flavor.

Dairy-free Rhubarb Ice Cream Cake - a contest-winning vegan frozen dessert recipe

Door County Cherry Pie

Fresh cherries are just beginning to appear. If you can find them, then this pie is a must. If not, you can still make it with canned or frozen cherries.

Door County Cherry Pie - dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free recipe with homemade vegan pie crust

Banana Cream Pie Parfaits

Talk about a no-fuss dessert! Just layer the delicious pudding, cookie crumbs, and dairy-free whip and serve. Who says your dairy-free Memorial Day desserts need to be complicated?

15 Dairy-Free Memorial Day Desserts That Will Perfect Any Potluck

Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Cupcakes

This is a simple, fun, and dreamy shortcut recipe that is impossible to resist. Seriously impossible. Hide them in the freezer to avoid some going missing before the party!

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. It is hard to believe that it is already Memorial Day Weekend, I feel like it came up on me so fast! I am 100% making that dairy free chocolate cream pie – it looks delicious! Hope you have a fabulous holiday weekend.

  2. These are SO perfect for memorial day! I can’t wait to make something delicious for my family. So fun!

  3. So many delicious options!! The blondies are already on my list and I already plan on making rhubarb crisp this week as soon as I can pick some from the garden, ALMOST.
    Right now I just wish I had one of those Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Cupakes!!

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